Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Letter Z


Zodiac Signs
I'm a sucker for these. I don't necessarily BELIEVE in them but I still check my horoscope every day and I check in the back of magazines. They're just fun entertainment. I'm a Scorpio, what are you?

Guys I can't believe I blogged for 30 day. I'm all blogged out. Completely exhausted I'll tell you that. What an experience though. I seriously can't believe I blogged every day in April. Just wow. Wow. BEDA buddies you rule!

-Holly

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Letter Y


Youtube
Oh youtube. Even though you aren't the same as you were back in the summer of 2006 I still love you. I got into youtube because of lonelygirl15. I swear to God. I was online and I was like youtube what's that...so I went there and I found Lonelygirl15's first video. She was a lonely girl, just like me! I thought we had so much in common. I got a youtube account so I could leave comments and see if she wanted to be my friend...and then there was a cult after her...and she was home schooled...and realllly weird....and I kept thinking...wow maybe we don't have that much in common eh? Youtube brought us all nerdfighters together, and THAT is the real importance here. Anyway then I made videos and the rest is history I guess =]


YA books
Love them. Love them. Love them. WANT TO WRITE THEM.

Um just got back from my midterm...I totally aced it. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!
Now I have to go to work....NOOOOO!!!!!!

-Holly

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The Letter X


Xiu Xiu
It may seem like I'm being a perv and just showing you two people in a bathtub because I couldn't think of anything that started with the letter x. WRONG! The two people above eating cheesecake in a bathtub is the band all Xiu Xiu. Go. Listen. To. Them. They make beautiful music.


Xbox Live
Um...I'm totally one of those freaks with a headset that yells at the tv while playing xbox live. I get REALLY into it...and I'm not even that big on video games. There is just something about yelling in english at a boy in japan speaking japaneese (also yelling). We have no idea what we're saying but...we're totally battling. There is just something about that feeling!

STUDYING FOR MIDTERM NOW!

Monday, April 27, 2009

The Letter W


Wii
I thought the N64 would be the only console I'd ever love...and then came the wii. I can, will AND HAVE spent several HOURS playing this thing. Mario Kart is fantastic, as well as Mario Galaxy and well...ANY Mario game. I love Mario stuff. Oh and Zelda is great too!


Warped Tour
I go to warped tour every year. For those unfamiliar with it, it's sponsored by Vans and it's a huge music festal that travels along the US all summer long. When it stops in Washington State it stops at The Gorge Amphitheatre. Which as you can see in the picture...IS GORGEOUS. We're really lucky to get such a beautiful place for an all day concert.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

The Letter V


Vacations
Vacations are wonderful. I wish my life was a vacation. I consider a vacation leaving your town and not doing anything. Or you can leave your town and go all out, be a tourist, go crazy! Either way vacations are much needed...for all.


Vitamin Water
YUMMY! I'm so happy they came out with 10 cal vitamin water now too. It's so yummy and there are sooo many flavors! I like the pink and the triple x a lot.

Studying for a midterm today, tomorrow, and tuesday. Shoot me.

-Holly

Saturday, April 25, 2009

The Letter U


Urban Dictionary
Who DIDN'T look up the meaning of superman? Who DIDN'T find it filthy? I did! Urban dictionary...without you I'd be lost.

Soooo this weekend is just filled with homework. I've got 3 novels to finish and a bunch of readings, because I'm trying to get all my homework that is due this week, done this weekend so I can study for my midterm monday tuesday and wednesday. Le sigh. So much work. And I have actual work today. So this will be a craptastic day. OH! and my phone charger broke so I have to go invest money in that now...crud.

-Holly

Friday, April 24, 2009

The Letter T


Twilight
Ah no matter how many movies are made, no matter how man fans become screaming freaks, I will always love this book. I'll never forget the summer of 2007 when I picked up a copy in the book store and stayed up all night reading it dreaming of my Edward Cullen. Robert Pattinson was SO NOT involved and is STILL NOT involved in this fantasy. I like men/vampires who bathe thank you very much.


Tetris
Addictive.


Trapeze School
Best Wishes Maureen!!!! =D

Thursday, April 23, 2009

The Letter S


Starbucks
This picture pretty much explains it all. Living in Seattle doesn't help this addiction either...there is one on every block...sometimes two.


Smirnoff
Oh the flavors! No mixing needed. Just pour it and take a shot. Or savor your flavored vodka bottle. Smirnoff is one of my favorite brands of liqueurs.


Sand
"I believe the sand beneath my toes, the beach gives a feeling an early feeling I believe in" -Third Eye Blind
Oh the sand. I just love warm sand and sinking my toes in it. It's the best feeling.


Sudoku
This is the funnest game ever. I have books full of old finished sudoku. I'm getting pretty good at it actually. I was awful at first.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Letter R


Rain
"You are the smell before rain, you are the blood in my veins" -Brand New
Rain is soooo pretty. Everything feels so clean before during and after rain. And the SMELL! It's incredible. Everything feels so alive and fresh. Seattle is rain central so I can't complain even though I do love me some sun every once in awhile.


Red Bull
Taurine. Taurine. And lots of Tuarine. Red Bull is disgusting and wonderful at the same time. The taste is revolting yet addictive. I love thee Red Bull


Ravenclaw
Oh Ravenclaw. A nerdfighters true house. Although I must admit I'm true Slytherin, a rebel at heart. But my personality of bookishness defiantly relates more to Ravenclaw. Honestly, if I could, I'd be a Slytherclaw.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Letter Q

Everyone always dreads this letter when engaging in some kind of full alphabet thing. I don't know why. Sure I only found 2 things but SO WHAT!?!


Quiznos
Mmm Mmm Good. INDEED! Such yummy and cheap toasted subs. Way better than Subway. Did you notice every one of my letters there is something about food. Go me.


Quotes
I LOVE QUOTES. I love air quotes, movie quotes, lyrics quotes, famous quotes. I'm always amazed by the incredible things that come out of people's mouths.

-Holly

Monday, April 20, 2009

The Letter P


Pac Man
I STILL can spend hours playing this game. Pac Man is the machine I B-line for the second I step food in an arcade. A classic game. It's on my phone too =]


Pizza
Pizza is a delicious childhood and adulthood meal! Pizza is so yummy. I just love pepperoni. My favorite pizza places are Pagliacci's here in Seattle and Eagle Boys in Australia. Sooooo good.


Pistachio
Ohhh yummy. These little nuts are so tasty. They're good spicy, plain, and especially in ICE CREAM form. I love going to Baskin Robbins and getting the Pistachio almond and at the store I get Pistachio Pistachio from Ben and Jerry. You'd think a nut wouldn't be very good in any form but...well....not form. I mean they don't make cashew ice cream. But Pistachio pulls it off!

-Holly

Sunday, April 19, 2009

The Letter O

Today I need to:
-Go to Rite Aid and get a razor because I'm becoming increasingly aware it is becoming shorts season and I'm very unprepared.
-Go to Crossroads and see if they want to buy my old clothes...then shop there...because it's probably the best used clothing store I've ever been to.
-Buy gold nail polish...because I really want some.
-Pay my credit card bill =[
-Go to work
-Write a paper on Wordsworth
-Finish reading Lions Blood.
-Try not to lose it


Odette
When I was 8 we moved my Grandpa after his wife died. While everyone was carrying heavy boxes I had to tag a long cause no one could babysit me. My Grandpa owned two movies: Forrest Gump and The Swan Princess. I have no idea why he only owned these two movies but as I was too young to understand the gump, I watched The Swan Princess over and over and over and over until I memorized it. I love the beginning song and my favorite quote "You should write a book, 'How to offend women in ten syllables or less'". Great movie. Anyway I used to pretend I was Princess Odette and I'd go in the back yard and spin around in the grass and pretend I was turning into a swan. Go Odette.


Osmosis Jones
Ahhh I haven't seen this movie in forever, but it's sooooo funny. I love it so much. It's hilarious and awesome. I need to see it again, and if you've never seen it you need to see it NOW.


Oatmeal Cookies
Oh my god there is nothing like Oatmeal cookies. Especially with Cinnamon or chocolate chips. BUT NO RAISINS. Urgh, I need that shirt from Threadless that says "stupid raisins stay out of my cookies!" It's me in ever sense of the shirt.

-Holly

Saturday, April 18, 2009

The Letter N


Nerdfighters
Nerds who fight, usually against popular people. Nerdfighters ARE made of awesome. they never forget to be awesome. They like to read and write and learn and be nerds and THAT is cool. Nerdfighters are made of awesome. Indeed!


Neville Longbottom
Oh Neville. The underdog who comes back at the ends and kicks some ass! From a scared little first year to a voldemort kicking butt 7th year. Neville is a nerd girls dream.


Netflix
I love netflix. I'm obsessed. I love starting new TV shows with it and just getting disc after disc. That's how I got into Heroes (before it started sucking) and weeds which I absolutely adore. Netflix is great!

-Holly

Friday, April 17, 2009

The Letter M


Mix Tapes
Even though no one really makes mix tapes on TAPES anymore...a mix tape is so romantic. Boys: you really really should give a girl a thoughtful mix tape. Make a booklet with it with the lyrics and highlight the ones that remind you of her. She'll love it. I love them! They're so much more romantic than a dinner out or a fancy gift. So meaningful...IF you do it right!


M&Ms
Oh m&ms are God. They're so good. They have dark, regular, dark peanut, peanut, almond, and peanut butter...the still need a white chocolate.


Mermaids
Ooo I love Mermaids. The Little Mermaid is obviously my favorite since I was a kid. I always used to pretend that I was a mermaid when I took swim lessons. I'd put my legs together and flippity flappity then I'd come up to the surface...stick my butt in the air and then come back down. Cause...she did that....SHE DID! Okay!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

The Letter L


Luna Lovegood
It's really actually fair that I devote the letter l entirely to Luna Lovegood. First of all she has two L's in her name. Second of all....she's my hero. I love her soooo much. She's so wonderfully complex. I love how she's funny and absurd but at the same time she says the deepest things sometimes. Just when you think she's not paying attention to a word you're saying she comes up with something so philosophical and wonderful you're just stunned. Luna Lovegood. You. Are. My. Hero.

-Holly

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Today I am Sick. I almost forgot to blog today and then it magically popped into my head! The Letter L was supposed to be today but that will be tomorrow because the letter L is the one I'm pretty excited about and it deserves my FULL attention. So tomorrow back to the alphabet. Today....rest! REST REST REST!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Letter K


Knotts Berry Farm
This theme park is so awesome. I use to go here all the time when I was a kid. My favorite time to go was on Halloween when they transformed the entire park to KNOTTS SCARY FARM! It's so fun. Everything is haunted and there's people everywhere trying to scare you. The rides are so fun to. Roller coasters, water parks, fun games, and even just like carny rides. Fun Fun Fun.


Kayaking
Ooo I love kayaking. I love it on calm waters. I'm not an extreme kayaker however. I do not want to take my kayak down a waterfall thank you for much. Or white water kayak. But it's good arm exercise and it's easy and fun on simple rivers and lakes. Very relaxing and fun.

Am I this boring? I can only think of two cool things that start with the letter k???? I must be. Help me someone. LET ME KNOW ALL THE KOOL THINGS I MISSED!!!!

-Holly

Monday, April 13, 2009

The Letter J


Josh Pyke
Mmm this guy is the epitome of aussie hotness. He plays such wonderful music. If you haven't heard any of his stuff, go on youtube and search him and maybe listen to Middle of the Hill or Buttons. My favorites. He has a new album I haven't heard yet...but now I'm in the mood to do so so excuse me while I go to itunes, eat the rest of this pie slice, and listen to it...(an hour later)...WHAT A FANTASTIC NEW ALBUM!!!! I love it. Now I will listen to it some more while I finish the letter J.


Jeopardy
I watch Jeopardy every weeknight. I just love it. Alex Trebeck is becoming senile though. He just gets more long winded and annoying every time I watch. But I just love jeopardy. Make you feel all smart when you get one right and it's really fun to play against others. Celebrity jeopardy is actually EASIER than kid jeopardy so if you're not good a jeopardy tune in for celebrity jeopardy. Don't you just also love how SNL use to do those celebrity jeopardy parodies with alex trebek rivaling sean connery. Hahah sooooo funny (the Penis mighter...no no that says the PEN is mighter you idiot...and you wagered....suck it trebek.)


J.K. Rowling
Myyyyy hero (next to MJ of course) I think this woman is a genius in fact I know she is. WHO COMES UP WITH THIS FANTASTIC HARRY POTTER WORLD AND ISN'T A GENIUS?!?!?! Not to mention she's very pretty. I'm impressed that she ever came up something so complex and wonderful at one of the lowest parts in her life. She's definitely an inspiration.

Pie was good. GO LISTEN TO JOSH PYKE NOW!!!

-Holly

Sunday, April 12, 2009

The Letter I


Ice Cream
Ice cream is fantastic. It's one of the best desserts. At cold stone I always get that Birthday Cake Remix, Maggie moo's I get the red velvet cake, Baskin Robbins I get the pistachio almond. SO SO GOOD!!! I always get haggen daz and ben and jerry pints. I'm seriously surprised I'm not overweight. I really really should be. I eat so much ice cream it's ridiculous.


Internet
Um do I even have to explain this one??? Internet is my life. I can't imagine life without it. Maybe I'd be more tan because I spend all my time indoors on a computer screen now. Favorite websites: blogger, nerdfigher ning, maureen ning, twitter, youtube, hotmail, livejournal, myspace, facebook, digg, etc. The Internet is fantastic.


i
Alright what I mean by "i" is apple products. You know how they put i in front of everything. idream, ihome, itunes, ipod, itouch, iphone, isleep, etc. I've never owned an apple laptop or computer however, I'm strictly pc on that. But I love ipods and itunes and all that junk. HUGE fan.


Italy
Italy is so romantic. I want to go so bad! There are so many historical amazing things to see. Plus the coast lines are sooo gorgeous. There is so much to see and plus...gelato! My fate was sealed to go to Italy some day when I read Girl At Sea and I never ever looked back. I find myself on Google Earth sometimes just hanging out in Italy. Looking at street views and everything. It so beautiful.

-Holly

Thursday, April 9, 2009

ACHEY BREAKY HEART

Last day of break. Still blogging...just not blogging letters. Will be back tomorrow with the letter I!!! Any suggestions on what to talk about leave those suggestions BEEEELOWWWW...

Going to see Adventureland today!!!!!!!!

p.s. why do I have this urge to see the hannah montana movie. I don't even watch the show?? ...I just...DO?

HELP

Gimme A Break Gimme A Break

Taking a break from the letters....My boyfriend is IN town! So my 100% undividd attention goes to HIM. Sorry blog world. But does this count as a blog? I hope so. Today I watched Matlida...it was...awesome.

The Letter H

I'm quite fond of the letter H, mostly because my name starts with H and that makes me a tiny bit biased.


Hiking
There is nothing I love more when the weather is nice outside and you're in the mood for hiking. Hiking is so much fun and it's such a great way to get exercise and enjoy nature. And not in a weird wordy Wordsworth way. In a fun nice exhilarating way. Hiking my favorite thing to do in the summer when you can't go swimming.


Happiness
Don't you just love happiness? I'm taking a women writers class on emotion ad everyday we have to go around in the circle and say how we feel that day and why. NO ONE ever says they're feeling happy. And that's just sad. Even I don't do it. It's always stress or tired or something. It's really too bad that a lot of people don't take the time anymore to be happy about their lives. I hope that you reader are happy. And if you are not I hope you find this upcoming weekend a good time to reflect on all the good things in you're life.


Hanson
I LOVE HANSON! I remember when I first heard them I was maybe eight years old. My Dad told me to come into the living room and look on the TV. He said there was an all girl sister band on TV and they played instruments and sang. It turned out they were an all boy brother bad in the end. But they all had long blond pretty wavy hair. The first instinct is usually to think GIRL. Okay they had that cliche song that was totally 90s: MmmBop! But after their first album they got a little more serious and did some really good acoustic things. If you get a chance you should listen to a song of theirs that came out in 2004 called Penny and Me. It's fantastic. Weirdly they're all married and have kids now which is a little freaky but cool at the same time. Go Hanson.


Harry Potter
Um...what can I say about Harry potter....? It's my entire life. I love it more than most anything. I obsess over it. I own several different t-shirts and key chains. Harry potter books are so wonderful I cant' even believe it exists sometimes. It makes me that happy. Even after all the books are over I still love it and read them all the time. I know it's something that I'm going to FORCE my children to read when they're old enough (and once I have kids...). My dad thought my obsession with Harry Potter would fade eventually. But I've been going strong for 11 years. My obsession hasn't faded a bit.

Tell reader, what else is awesome that starts with the letter H?
-Holly

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The Letter G

ARREEE YOOOUUU REAAADDDYYY!!?!?!?!??!?!

I give you...The Letter G...


Gay Rights
I'm 100% for Gay Rights. Homosexuals are human beings and have the right to marry and have all the benefits that go along with it. I hate the argument that "gay marriage will lead to animal and human marriages or even object and human marriages ". That is so stupid. It's about HUMAN BEINGS. HUMAN RIGHTS. I still can't believe it's taken us this long to support gay people and their rights. But I'm glad we're getting there. 3/50 states have legal gay marriages. Let's make it 5...then 10...then 20 and all 50. Someday in my lifetime I hope.


Greg Laswell
This man has the sexiest voice. He's a guitar player and singer and he has recorded some of the most beautiful music I've ever heard. If you get a chance listen to his song, "Comes and Goes (in waves)". I feel in love the second I heard the first string of the guitar.


Girl Scout Cookies
Um...I'm obsessed with THIN MINTS && SAMOAS! They are heavenly. I wish I could just go buy girl scout cookies in the store. I hate it that it's seasonal and I have to go hunt down a little girl scout. And they are HARD to find. But it's always worth it. These cookies are faaaaantastic.


Graduating
I LOVE GRADUATING. What a feeling of accomplishment. I remember my first graduation ceremony in 5th grade. Me and my 2 friends decided to sing Vitamin C's song graduation. We had only heard it on the radio so each time it came on we'd try to remember and write down all the lyrics. None of us could afford the CD. So the day of graduation came and we sang the song with some very wrong lyrics and no background music. This was before that thing called the Internet and Google where you can find lyrics to a song or download the track in 5 min or less. It was embarrassing to say the least. And after the ceremony...as a graduation present...my mom gave me the CD. I didn't want it by that point. I can't wait to graduate college in June. I'm super excited and super nervous all at the same time!


Grass
Um my favorite thing to do in the summer is just go to the park and lay in the grass. It make it even more picture perfect if you can wear a white cotton dress and you happen to be surrounded by those little yellow flowers or those little flowery things that are white and you blow on the them and make a wish. I'm a grass lover. I just love to lay in it and be outside. I love the color green, and just being surrounded by it. That's why I really really think I'd love Ireland.

I gotta go read some Wordsworth poetry now...yuck...
Hope you enjoyed the letter G!

-Holly